Filing your personal taxes can be easier than it used to be. Unfortunately, what you could claim last year may not be the same this year. I have compiled a list of the common personal tax laws that have changed since last tax season on my website. I have also provided several tips that can help you get the biggest return possible without manipulating your tax forms. You can learn how to get the biggest return while following the IRS guidelines so you do not have to worry about tax audits or getting a penalty letter a few years after getting your check.
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. This can include investing in special office furniture and adaptive equipment that makes your office space more accessible for people with physical disabilities. While it may sound expensive, many businesses can take advantage of tax credits that can cover up to 50 percent of the changes made to the workplace. Consider making a few changes to your office now so you can attract the perfect candidate for your business regardless of disability and create a warm, welcoming and accessible environment for them to work in every day. Here are just a few ways to make your office wheelchair-accessible.
Accessible Reception Areas
Reception desks are often tall, making it difficult for people in wheelchairs to reach or see over the counter. Your reception desk should have at least one section that is lower than the rest to make it easy for employees and clients in wheelchairs to speak with your receptionist and see over the counter. Be sure that the area in front of the reception desk has either a hard flooring surface or a low-pile rug, making it easy for anyone in a wheelchair to approach the desk.
Height-adjustable desks make it easy for your employees to stay in their wheelchair throughout the workday while still being able to see and access their workstations. Choose a desk with an open design underneath to provide ample space for maneuver a wheelchair comfortably. Since the desk won't have drawers for storage, add a file cabinet or storage unit next to the desk to keep supplies and paperwork organized.
While there is no set standard for how to measure or design a cubicle for ADA compliance, the ADA does state that an accessible cubicle must provide enough room to enter and exit the work area. Consider rearranging your office space to create larger cubicles with spacious openings so that each one is wheelchair-friendly. This makes it easy for disabled employees to collaborate with coworkers throughout the workday. Make sure that any cubicle you assign to a disabled employee includes a wheelchair-accessible desk.
Whether you already have a disabled employee on staff or you want to make your workplace accessible for clients, job applicants and future employees, making changes to your office furniture helps you to create the welcoming, supportive environment that attracts quality employees from all backgrounds. Contact local office furniture companies for more information.Share
20 October 2015